Planning Board Meeting - November 22, 2017

Meeting Date
Waine Whittier, Ed Lawless, Alan Williams, Creston Gaither, and Tim Bickford

The meeting convened at the Town House at 7:00 PM; members present were Waine Whittier, Ed Lawless, Alan Williams, Creston Gaither, and Tim Bickford. Minutes of the Oct. 25 meeting were read and accepted.

Creston noted that the property shown on Tax Map 10 as Lot 42 and described as the “Moore” property in September’s minutes is in fact now owned by Beverly and Bryan Harpine. Creston amended the permit the Board approved for this lot in September at the time of its finalization.

Possible ordinance changes were discussed.

Waine noted that M.R.S.A. Title 38 § 439-A as shown on page 169 of the Land Use Pamphlets recites the prospective change to the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance (SZO) regarding the expansion of non-conforming uses. As it uses footprint and not volume as its criterion it appears to make the rules a bit more lenient. It was agreed to submit this change to the selectmen for adoption at the March Town Meeting.

Existing setback requirements in the Subdivision and Shoreland Zoning Ordinances were reviewed and discussed. Alan suggested that the SZO language be made a part of the Subdivision Ordinance as surveyed right-of-way lines are normally required for subdivision approval.

The Board agreed that a public hearing should be held regarding these changes. The Board also agreed to cancel its December meeting and to hold the public hearing at its January meeting which was re-scheduled for January 17. Creston will advertise these dates.

3 recent permits were briefly reviewed. 

The Meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM.

                                                            Creston Gaither, secretary   

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